• Research Areas

    • Online-communication and interactive media
    • Online journalism
    • Disinformation, propaganda, populism
    • Digital games
  • Short CV

    Prof. Dr. Thorsten Quandt, * 1971, is a Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Münster.

    He was holding the Chair of Online Communication and Interactive Media at the University of Hohenheim from 2009-2012, where he also served as the Director of the Institute of Communication Studies in 2012. From 2007-2008, he was an Assistant Professor of journalism research at the Free University Berlin, where he also served as a Guest Professor in 2006. Furthermore, he has been working as a lecturer and researcher at various other universities, including the LMU Munich, the Berlin University of the Arts, and the Technical University Ilmenau. He was also a visiting professor at Stanford University, the University of Oxford, the University of California, Santa Barbara, the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and a visiting scholar at the Indiana University, Bloomington.

    He (co)published more than 200 scientific articles and several books. His work was awarded with several scientific prizes, including various Top Paper Awards and the dissertation award of the DGPuK. Quandt is a Fellow of the International Communication Association (ICA).

    His research and teaching fields include online communication, media innovation research, digital games and journalism. 

  • Memberships

  • Current reasearch projects

    What is important to us: Real-time image analysis for social media content based on human attention mechanisms
    (2024-2025) – Dr.-Ing. Christian Grimme (University of Münster), Prof. Dr. Thorsten Quandt (University of Münster)

    Recent research in the field of online communication has increasingly focused on the negative effects of social media usage in recent years. Particularly, the spread of disinformation during crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the Ukraine conflict has been of interest, as the risks to liberal democracies have become abundantly clear. A significant challenge for research lies in the analysis of images and videos that are often included in communication data. Current techniques for image analysis require extensive image information and are often unable to process the vast amounts of data in real-time. The presented project pursues an innovative idea to address these challenges. Instead of analyzing the complete image content, image analysis should be optimized using human attention mechanisms. The use of this technique would significantly improve the efficiency of image processing in data streams. The goal of the project is to develop a prototype that can be used in future research projects on disinformation and security research.

    Social Issue Emergence in the Hybrid Media System
    (10/2023–09/2026) – Prof. Dr. Thorsten Quandt (University Münster), Prof. Dr. Annie Waldherr (University Vienna)

    In the ongoing social debate about social issues, hashtag campaigns such as #metoo or #blacklivesmatter have gained massive importance in recent years. They draw attention to a socially relevant problem (such as sexism or racism) and position it as a social issue. This social issue is shared (using hashtags) on social media and spreads virally. Once the social issue has gone viral, it attracts the attention of traditional media, which make the addressed social problem accessible to a broad public and to the discourse of society. This process is called social issue emergence (SIE) and takes place in the hybrid media system with interaction between analog and digital media logic. But what are the dynamics behind this process? To what extent can actors control and influence the career of a social issue? And what role does the seemingly uncontrolled viral spread of social issues play? The goal of the project is to develop a model based on theoretical and empirical findings that can be used to reconstruct, simulate, understand, and predict the dynamics of social issue emergence.

    Conspiracy Theorists, Esotericists, and Patchwork Religions: An Analysis of New Ideological Movements in Online Environments Using Computational Methods
    (10/2023–09/2026) – Prof. Dr. Thorsten Quandt

    In light of recent crises, such as the Covid-19 pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the investigation of online groups that disseminate conspiracy theories and oppose the social mainstream is of great importance. These movements range from harmless, esoteric groups to overtly anti-democratic movements that exploit social issues and adopt them into a collective ideology, with religion frequently serving as a basis for argumentation. The internet's networking capabilities facilitate these movements' recruitment and mobilization, as well as their interaction with the broader society. Religious elements often play a significant role, with differing and sometimes opposing ideologies being conflated.
    This project aims to examine online networked ideological movements with religious overtones. Initially, a theoretical foundation will be established, and new ideological movements will be mapped empirically in order to explore the content dimensions of conspiracy theories and disinformation disseminated online, as well as associated recruitment and mobilization attempts, and the interconnections at the personal and content levels. The project will also require the methodological further development of established practices of text and network analysis.

    HybriD – Real-time detection and identification of hybrid disinformation campaigns in online media
    (10/2021–09/2024) – Dr.-Ing. Christian Grimme (University Münster), Prof. Dr. Thorsten Quandt (University Münster), Prof. Dr. Christian Stöcker (HAW Hamburg)

    Disinformation has been the focus of research and public debate for some time. Incidents such as the manipulation of journalistic forums during the early days of the Ukraine conflict, the suspected influence of disinformation in the Brexit referendum, or the use of automated communication in the 2016 U.S. election have drawn public and political attention to the issue. This leads to the central question: How do disinformation campaigns behind all these incidents work?
    Since the above-mentioned events, research has increasingly focused on automated communication, fake news and hate speech, and how to detect them. Many citizens face these phenomena on a daily basis. The intensive study of disinformation strategies has revealed that, in addition to automated communication, there are sometimes covert aspects and actors that make a disinformation campaign powerful in the first place. In order to identify, understand, and combat the sometimes concerted disinformation campaigns, it is also necessary to take into account human actors, content, and timing.

  • Completed reasearch projects

    Smart for Science
    (04/2019 – 03/2022) – Prof. Dr. Stefan Heusler (University of Münster), Prof. Dr. Thorsten Quandt (University of Münster) and many more

    While smartphones play a central role in students' everyday lives, their use in the classroom is viewed critically. Nevertheless, targeted use for learning purposes could bring positive effects in terms of learning success and motivation. The question of how smartphones could be advantageously integrated into school lessons is still largely unanswered. The project therefore investigates the conditions for the successful use of smartphones in mathematics and science lessons.

    Identification, detection, and mitigation of covert propaganda attacks via online media/PropStop (05/2016 - 04/2019)

    Identification, detection, and mitigation of covert propaganda attacks via online media / PropStop (05/2016 – 04/2019) – Dr.-Ing. Christian Grimme (University of Münster), Prof. Dr. Thorsten Quandt (University of Münster), Prof. Dr. Konrad Rieck (TU Braunschweig)

    Social and political developments are discussed and commented on worldwide on social media. In addition to the desired public, anonymous and free expression of opinion, however, these services also offer scope for controlled manipulation. Semi-automated to fully automated systems known as propaganda bots or social bots use the easy access to the technical infrastructure of social media to covertly disseminate certain opinions and boost public perception in a one-sided manner. To this end, sophisticated artificial profiles are created, fake discussions are generated between users, real opinions are undermined, and unwanted criticism is suppressed. The distorted image of the online public in turn influences social debates and can also influence media coverage, resulting in significant social damage.

    The Internet and Mental Health
    (05/2016 – 04/2018) – Prof. Dr. Dr. Andreas Heinz (Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin), Dr. Jan Kalbitzer (Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin), Dr. Tobias Matzner (University of Tübingen), Prof. Dr. Thorsten Quandt (University of Münster)

    Groundbreaking technologies change not only our daily lives and habits but also affect our perceptions, feelings, communication structures, and self image.  Never before, however, has the discussion of the impact of a technological development on mental health been as intense as it has been since the introduction of the internet. One would expect psychiatric experts to take the lead in this discussion.  At present, most of the commentary by psychiatrists and psychologists seems to be as influenced by their own attitudes towards modern technology as it is by empirical data and scientific insight.  There are reasons for this.  While one need not look far for inflammatory discussions of „internet addiction,“ a scientific debate amongst psychiatric professionals on this topic is seldom to be found.  Despite the fact that many of the accusations found in the media about internet use can be disproven, they continue to enjoy great popularity.

    Research Training Group 1712/1 “Trust and Communication in a Digitized World”
    (04/2012 – 09/2016)

    The research training group examines how trust can be developed and maintained under the conditions of new forms of communication. Digitized means of communication change the structure and sustainability of trust because firstly, familiar face-to-face communication is replaced by digitized interactions, secondly, virtual social and office networks emerge and finally, because new forms of relationships between the public, organisations and individuals develop. The postgraduate programme analyses the consequences of these processes for the establishment of trust relationships by the example of four prototypical areas: media, economy, science and sports.

    Analysis of discourses in social media
    (2012 – 2015)

    Manual and automated methods for analyzing social networks on the Internet are the focus of the project "Discourse Analysis in Social Media". The goal is not only a thematic examination of the content, but also the development of new methods of analysis. This is a collaborative project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with the computer linguist Professor Manfred Dtehle (Potsdam), the business information scientist Professor Stefan Stieglitz (Münster) and the communication scientist Professor christoph Neuberger (Munich).

    The social fabric of virtual life: A longitudinal multi-meethod study on the social foundations of online gaming (SOFOGA)
    (2010 – 2014)

    Since January 2010, this major EU-funded project has been conducting extensive research into the real-world and game-world experiences of online gamers. Project components include representative panel surveys over a total of three survey waves, social network analysis, in-game-observations, guided interviews, and focus groups. As part of the five-year project, a dedicated working group and observation lab (GameLab) were established. The EU 's European Research Council supports high-risk, cutting-edge research by young scientists with its "Starting Grants" program. In contrast to other EU programs, the ERC funds individual proposals submitted by a single Principal Investigator (PI). In this way, the funding remains solely with the PI and his or her home insitution.

    Cyber bullying at schools: A longitudinal multi-level analysis of individual, structural and systemic factors
    (2012 – 2015)

    The aim of the project is to comprehensively research the phenomenon of cyberbullying, its influencing factors, specific patterns and effects, especially in the particularly relevant youth sector. In addition to the individual level, a multi-level analysis takes into account structural and systematic factors. Furthermore, the dynamics of the cyberbullying process will be the subject of a longitudinal analysis. To achieve these goals, a 3-wave panel survey will be conducted among students and teachers at different schools. In addition to personal variables, this survey includes the reconstruction of social structures at the schools with the help of social network analyses.

    International conference "The social aspect of digital gaming"
    (2011)

    Organization of a conference on the above-mentioned topic, supported by the funding program "International Scientific Events" of the German Research Foundation.

    Foreign news on televesion
    (2009 – 2011)

    The two-year project, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), examined the production, content and reception of foreign news on television. It was part of a large international project conducted simultaneously in about 20 countries. The project was coordinated by Akiba Cohen (U Tel Aviv), the German project partner was Jürgen Wilke (Mainz). Other distinguished colleagues were also involved in the global project, including David Weaver (U of Bloomington), Paolo Mancini (U of Perugia), and Von hwei-Lo.

    Participatory journalism in online news
    (2007 – 2009)

    The perception and embedding of user-generated content in mainstream online journalism was analyzed in this international comparative project. For this purpose, content/structure analyses were conducted with the editors-in-chief, online editors and community managers of the respective market leaders in ten countries. The online offshoots of Le Monde, The Times, New York Times, El Pais and Der Spiegel, for example, took part. Project partners included Jane Singer (U Central Lancashire), Ari Heinonen (U Tampere), David Domingo (U Tarragona), and Zvi Reich (Ben Gurion U). Parts of the study were supported by the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation.

    Integrative theoretical concepts in communication science
    (2005 – 2010)

    The DFG-funded network "Integrative theoretical concepts in communication science" aimed to find solutions for the integration of previously separate theoretical strands and perspectives in communication studies. Fifteen German communication scientists took part in the network, discussing and advancing proposals in regular workshops. A classic example of the aforementioned integration efforts were the so-called 'micro-(meso-)macro-links' between theories at different levels of observation and extension. The network paid particular attention to these.

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  • Latest presentations

     

    Scientific Talks

    • Klapproth, Johanna; Unger, Said; Boberg, Svenja; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Institutionalizing Coping Strategies in a Changing Disinformation Environment? A Two-Wave Qualitative Panel Study with Political and Governmental Elites in Germany’. 74th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Gold Coast, .
    • Reer, Felix, Küpper, Lena, Wehden, Lars-Ole, & Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘A Laboratory Experiment Examining Audience Responses to a “Meaningful” Virtual Reality Documentary’. 74th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Gold Coast, .
    • Küpper, Lena Maria, Wehden, Lars-Ole, Reer, Felix, & Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Looking at the news from every angle: On the potential of implementing Virtual Reality technology in journalistic contexts’. 74th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Gold Coast, .
    • Wu, Shangyuan; Unger, Saïd; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Defining “Alternative Media” in the Non-West: Uncovering Variations of “Alternativeness” in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East’. 74th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) (International Communication Association), Gold Coast, .
    • Klapproth, Johanna; Unger, Said; Boberg, Svenja; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Navigating cross-platform crisis coverage: Temporal patterns of topic dynamics in the information flow between news media and social media platforms’. 74th Annual International Communication Association Preconference “A Computational Turn in Journalism: Opportunities and Challenges in a Cross-Disciplinary Field”, National University of Singapore, .
    • Klapproth, Johanna; Unger, Said; Boberg, Svenja; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Fine-Tuning disinformation detection between journalist and machine: Introducing a human-in-the-loop framework for conceptualizing artificial intelligence-based detection strategies against disinformation campaigns in journalism practice’. 74th Annual International Communication Association Preconference “A Computational Turn in Journalism: Opportunities and Challenges in a Cross-Disciplinary Field”, National University of Singapore, .
    • Quandt, Thorsten; Unger, Saïd; Wu, Shangyuan (): ‘The mainstreaming of ‘Alternative Media’. Transformations and limitations of a core concept in journalism research.’ 74th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) (International Communication Association), Gold Coast, .
    • Klapproth, Johanna; Unger, Said; Boberg, Svenja; Quandt, Thorsten (): „Wettlauf um die Wahrheit? Eine Analyse der Diffusionsdynamiken von Prebunking Interventionen und Desinformationskampagnen in sozialen Netzwerken“. 69. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK), Erfurt, .
    • Boberg, Svenja; Klapproth, Johanna; Unger, Said; Quandt, Thorsten (): „„Und wenn wir uns als Politiker in diesem Moment nicht zurückhalten, […] dann schaden wir aber grundsätzlich dem ganzen System“. Eine qualitative Befragung von politischen Entscheidungsträger:innen zur Normalisierung von Desinformation in politischen Debatten“. 69. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK), Erfurt, .
    • Boberg, Svenja; Unger, Said; Klapproth, Johanna; Boesch, Marcus; Stöcker, Christian; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘#Stolzmonat: How German right-wing actors hijacked the pride-movement to spread patriotic and anti-queer narratives on TikTok’. 69. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK), Erfurt, .
    • Klapproth, Johanna; Pohl, Janina; Unger, Saïd; Stampe, Lucas; Boberg, Svenja; Grimme, Christian; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Breaking Boundaries: Cross-Platform Analysis of User and Information Dynamics in the Case of German Climate Change Discussion’. 5th Symposium on Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Disinformation in Open Online Media, Amsterdam, .
    • Unger, Saïd; Klapproth, Johanna; Pohl, Janina; Boberg, Svenja; Grimme, Christian; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Resisting Interventions: An agent based model of the effect of tie-dissolution on the diffusion of disinformation and prebunking interventions’. 5th Symposium on Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Disinformation in Open Online Media, Amsterdam, .
    • Boberg, Svenja; Unger, Saïd; Boesch, Marcus; Klapproth, Johanna; Stöcker, Christian; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Hijacking #Pride: How right-wing actors in Germany tried to piggyback on the pride-movement to spread patriotic and anti-queer narratives on TikTok ’. 5th Symposium on Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Disinformation in Open Online Media, Amsterdam, .
    • Unger, Saïd; Klapproth, Johanna; Boberg, Svenja; Quandt, Thorsten (): „Alternative news, alternative experts? A topic model based comparison of epistemic authority between journalism and the Querdenken counter publics on Telegram.“ Jahrestagung der Fachgruppen Wissenschaftskommunikation und Journalistik/Journalismusforschung der DGPuK 2023, Passau, .
    • Unger, Saïd; Wu, Shangyuan; Quandt, Thorsten (): „"Alternative Media" as mainstream A longitudinal analysis of an evolving concept across time and space“. Jahrestagung der Fachgruppen Wissenschaftskommunikation und Journalistik/Journalismusforschung der DGPuK 2023, Passau, .
    • Unger, Saïd; Boberg, Svenja; Klapproth, Johanna; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘(Re)constructing Science – (Pseudo-)Science narratives in journalism and counter publics’. Future of Journalism Conference, Cardiff, .
    • Boberg, Svenja; Klapproth, Johanna; Unger, Saïd; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Crisis journalism as a pawn in the disinformation war? An automated content analysis of news media coverage on the Russian Invasion and its discussion in counterpublics’. Future of Journalism Conference, Cardiff, .
    • Klapproth, Johanna; Unger, Saïd; Svenja Boberg; Thorsten Quandt (): ‘Crisis coverage in journalism and counterpublics: Analyzing the shift of climate change narratives in polarized news flows’. Future of Journalism Conference, Cardiff, .
    • Ricchizzi, Sarah; Klapproth, Johanna; Karaj, Dajana; Kersting, Katharina; Segini, Hana; Disse, Paul; Quandt Thorsten; Holling Markus (): ‘Analysis on how neurosurgery is portrayed in tweets using computational content analysis’. Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Washington D.C., .
    • Reer, Felix; Küpper, Lena Maria; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘The Interplay of Mindfulness, Mental Health, Loneliness, and Social Media Use Disorder’. Tagung der Fachgruppe Medienpsychologie, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs), Belval, .
    • Bustos-Ortega, Mariela; Küpper, Lena Maria; Reer, Felix; Quandt, Thorsten; Carretero-Dios, Hugo; Megías, Jesús L.; Romero-Sánchez, Mónica (): ‘Gender Diversity in Online Gaming: The German Version of the Sexism Against Women Gamers Scale (SAWGS)’. Tagung der Fachgruppe Medienpsychologie, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs), Belval, .
    • Klapproth, Johanna; Ricchizzi, Sarah; Karaj, Dajana; Kersting, Katharina; Segini, Hana; Disse, Paul; Quandt, Thorsten; Holling, Markus (): ‘Tracing the transfer of neurosurgical knowledge to the public: An automated content analysis of the development of topic structures in the discussion about neurosurgery on Twitter’. 3rd Medical Students World Congress of Neurosurgery, Hamburg, .
    • Küpper, Lena Maria; Reer, Felix; Wehden, Lars-Ole; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Uncovering the potentials of virtual reality technology in journalism: A laboratory experiment on an immersive 360° documentary’. 73rd Annual International Communication Association Conference (ICA), Toronto, .
    • Bustos-Ortega, Mariela; Küpper, Lena Maria; Reer, Felix; Quandt, Thorsten; Carretero-Dios, Hugo; Megías, Jesús L.; Romero-Sánchez, Mónica (): ‘Development and validation of the German version of the Sexism Against Women Gamers Scale (SAGS)’. 73rd Annual International Communication Association Conference (ICA), Toronto, .
    • Unger, Saïd; Klapproth, Johanna; Boberg, Svenja; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Tool Demo: topiconR - A tool for extracting characteristic words and documents from topicmodels and labeling them.’ 73rd Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) (International Communication Association), Toronto, .
    • Klapproth, Johanna; Boberg, Svenja; Unger, Saïd; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Attacked by Disinformation – Threat Perception and Coping Strategies towards Disinformation Campaigns by Political Elites in Germany’. 73rd Annual International Communication Association Conference (ICA), Toronto, .
    • Reer, Felix; Küpper, Lena Maria; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Mindfulness as a Protective Factor Against Social Media Use Disorder: The Mediating Roles of Mental Health and Loneliness. ’. 73rd Annual International Communication Association Conference (ICA), Toronto, .
    • Klapproth, Johanna; Unger, Saïd; Pohl, Janina; Boberg, Svenja; Grimme, Christian; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Countering Disinformation Campaigns: Analyzing Information Diffusion and Macrosocial Effects of Temporally Dynamic and Platform-Specific Intervention Strategies’. 73rd Annual International Communication Association Conference (ICA), Toronto, .
    • Klapproth, Johanna; Boberg, Svenja; Unger, Saïd; Quandt, Thorsten (): „Demokratische Destabilisierung durch Desinformation? Eine Analyse der Bedrohungswahrnehmung und Bewältigungsstrategien politischer Eliten in Deutschland“. 68. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft, Bremen, .
    • Laumann, Daniel; Krause, Maurice; Kremer, Fabienne; Leibrock, Barbara; Ubben, Malte; Denz,Cornelia; Forthmann, Boris; Greefrath, Gilbert; Heinicke, Susanne; Marohn, Annette; Masemann, Dörthe; Reer, Felix; Quandt, Thorsten; Souvignier, Elmar; Heusler, Stefan (): „Mobile Endgeräte im Unterricht: Welche Geräte sollten genutzt werden? Und wie?“ Zehnte Tagung der Gesellschaft für Empirische Bildungsforschung (Gesellschaft für Empirische Bildungsforschung), Essen, .
    • Klapproth, Johanna; Unger, Saïd; Pohl, Janina; Boberg, Svenja; Grimme, Christian; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Immunize the Public against Disinformation Campaigns: Developing a Framework for Analyzing Macrosocial Effects of Prebunking Interventions’. 56th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Maui, Hawaii, .
    • Thoma, Louisa; Heitkamp, Lea; Molnar, Delia-Nicole; Neeten, Lena; Röhring, Lea; Schmidt, Lucia Emily; Schütz, Thorsten; Klapproth, Johanna; Reer, Felix; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘You are so aggressive online! A study on gamers’ and non-gamers’ perceptions of toxic behaviors in online games’. 9th European Communication Conference (ECREA), Aarhus, .
    • Boberg, Svenja; Quandt, Thorsten; Frischlich, Lena; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Klapproth, Johanna (): ‘Changing issues but constant blame game? Topical shifts and co-orientation of alternative news media’. 9th European Communication Conference, Aarhus, .
    • Brüggemeier, Patricia; Kleine, Amelie; Kozary, Lynn; Neubauer, Lea; Schroeter, Sophie; Reer, Felix; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Immersive storytelling: Overrated hype or the future of journalism?’ 9th European Communication Conference (ECREA), Aarhus, .
    • Kasprowski, Louisa ; Mecklenburg, Sarah; Bauer, Leonie; Burde, Estha; Reer, Felix; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘How does the sense of touch affect the gaming experience? A laboratory study on a virtual reality pet game.’ 9th European Communication Conference (ECREA), Aarhus, .
    • Klapproth, Johanna; Boberg, Svenja; Unger, Saïd; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Targeted as counterpart? Analyzing actor constellations in alternative news media Facebook Posts’. 9th European Communication Conference (ECREA), Aarhus, .
    • Unger, Saïd; Boberg, Svenja; Klapproth, Johanna; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Between information laundering and emotionalization: Analyzing the sharing and embedding of alternative and mainstream news media articles in counter public telegram channels’. 9th European Communication Conference (ECREA), Aarhus, .
    • Kampkötter, Julia; Koch, Maria; Nast, Jela; Protzmann, Johannes; Vu, Eliza; Zang, Ayla; Klapproth, Johanna; Reer, Felix; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Gender and Hate Speech on Instagram: An Online Experiment’. 9th European Communication Conference (ECREA), Aarhus, .
    • Scheffel, Benjamin; Brambrink, Nils; Ruetz, Anna; Frowerk, Lucia; Reer, Felix; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Using a Virtual Reality Application for Learning Science’. 9th European Communication Conference (ECREA), Aarhus, .
    • Boberg, Svenja; Klapproth, Johanna; Unger, Saïd; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘The Alternative Media Repertoire: An Analysis of Shared Alternative and Mainstream Media Content in Counterpublic Telegram Channels’. International Conference of the Research Association NRW, Bonn, .
    • Karaj, Dajana; Ricchizzi, Sarah; Borberg, Svenja; Klapproth, Johanna; Kersting, Katharina; Maier-Hauff, Anna Clarice; El Segini, Hana; Disse, P., Fiçilar, Berrin; Quandt, Thorsten; Holling, Markus (): ‘Neurosurgery in Social Media: Exploring the Overall Impression of the Public on Neurosurgeons’. 2nd Medical Student World Congress of Neurosurgery, Granada, .
    • Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Two Decades of Journalism Studies: Changes in and Impact of Diversity Across Authorship’. 72nd Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Paris, France, .
    • Klapproth, Johanna; Frischlich, Lena; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Enhancing Critical Media Literacy to Fight Conspiracy Theories: Testing the Effectiveness of Narrative Prebunking Interventions’. Post-Truth and Affective Publics’ Challenges to Social Ties. Disinformation, Populism, Data-Driven Propaganda. An International Communication Association (ICA) Preconference, Metz, .
    • Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘No more doom and gloom! A socio-historic discussion of the post-evidence era (and beyond)’. Post-Truth and Affective Publics’ Challenges to Social Ties. Disinformation, Populism, Data-Driven Propaganda. An International Communication Association (ICA) Preconference, Metz, .
    • Quandt, Thorsten; Boberg, Svenja; Unger, Saïd; Klapproth, Johanna (): ‘Scenarios of dark participation in online counter publics: Comparing anti-Corona movements on Telegram and Twitter’. Media and Publics, Roskilde, .
    • Krause, Maurice; Greefrath, Gilbert; Denz, Cornelia; Heinicke, Susanne; Heusler, Stefan; Janzik, Robin; Kramp, Bianca; Kremer, Fabienne E.; Laumann, Daniel; Leibrock, Barbara; Marohn, Annette; Masemann, Dörthe; Reer, Felix; Souvignier, Elmar; Quandt, Thorsten; Ubben, Malte (): ‘BYOD vs pool: Effects on competence development and cognitive load’. Twelfth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME12), Bozen-Bolzano, .
    • Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Pandemic waves and information flows: Findings from a longitudinal content analysis of German mainstream and alternative news’. Invited presentation at the Workshop "Science communication in times o f the Covid-19 pandemic. News media, social media and the role of misinformation." Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, (Online), .
    • Boberg, Svenja; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Frischlich, Lena; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Covering Covid-19: The crisis reaction of journalism during the first year of the pandemic’. 8th Future of Journalism Conference (The School of Journalism, Media and Culture (JOMEC) at Cardiff University), Cardiff University, .
    • Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Frischlich, Lena; Clever, Lena; Boberg, Svenja; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Linking Alternative and Legacy News Use on Social Media to Conspiracy Beliefs: Insights from a Cross-Platform Linkage Study’. 8th Future of Journalism Conference (The School of Journalism, Media and Culture (JOMEC) at Cardiff University), Online, .
    • Langmann, Klara; Wintterlin, Florian; Boberg, Svenja; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Frischlich, Lena; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘In the face of dark participation. Community managers’ views on the efficacy of content moderation’. ECREA’s 8th European Communication Conference, Online, .
    • Boberg, Svenja; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘#MeToo as a social movement or strategic #-campaign? Analyzing the dynamics of Social Issue Emergence using computational methods’. ECREA’s 8th European Communication Conference, Online, .
    • Janzik, Robin; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Reer, Felix; Boberg, Svenja; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Analyzing the gaming disorder debate on Twitter: A computational approach’. ECREA’s 8th European Communication Conference, Braga, Portugal (virtual due to COVID-19), .
    • Klapproth, Johanna; Bergmann, Christina; Drerup, Floriane; Meinshausen, Fenja; Schwarz, Alina; Reer, Felix; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘VR as an ‘empathy machine’ for immersive journalism? An experimental study on the impact of narrative perspective and presentation form in a 360° Holocaust video’. 8th European Communication Conference (ECREA), Braga, Portugal (virtual due to COVID-19), .
    • Janzik, Robin; Reer, Felix; Festl, Ruth; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Cyberbullying victimization and mental health: A representative cross-sectional study of German Internet users’. 71st Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Denver, USA (virtual due to COVID-19), .
    • Reer, Felix; Wendt, Ruth; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘A Longitudinal Study on Smartphone Use Disorder and Psychosocial Well-Being’. 71st Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Denver, USA (virtual due to COVID-19), .
    • Reer, Felix; Wintterlin, Florian; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Addicted to Digital Games? A Representative Survey Study on the Societal Perception of Gaming Disorder’. 71st Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Denver, USA (virtual due to COVID-19), .
    • Quandt, Thorsten; Boberg, Svenja (): ‘The Ebb and Flow of Corona Coverage: A time-based analysis of news media’s crisis coverage during the first 9 months of the Covid-19 pandemic’. 71st Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Denver, USA (virtual due to COVID-19), .
    • Boberg, Svenja; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Covid, confusion and conspiracies: A longitudinal content analysis of alternative media’s coronavirus coverage and its impact on the media landscape’. 71st Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Denver, USA (virtual due to COVID-19), .
    • Ratan, Rabindra; Nanyang, Vivian Chen; De Grove, Frederik; Breuer, Johannes; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Gender, Gaming Motivations, and Genre: Comparing Singaporean, German, and American Video Game Players’. 71th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Denver, USA (virtual due to COVID-19), .
    • Wintterlin, Florian; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Frischlich, Lena; Boberg, Svenja; Reer, Felix; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Why Do People Spread Distorted Information Online? An Examination of Predictors based on the Theory of Collective Action’. 71st Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Denver, USA (virtual due to COVID-19), .
    • Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘#PandemicHateMails’. Presentation at DACH 21, (Online), .
    • Quandt, Thorsten; Boberg, Svenja (): ‘Alternative and mainstream news media during the Coronvirus crisis: Insights from a large-scale computational content analysis’. Presentation at the International Symposium “Journalism, Media and the Normalization of (Right-Wing) Populism and Nativist Authoritarianism: Analysis of Practices and Counteracting Strategies before and during the COVID-19”, Gothenburg University & Uppsala University, .
    • Boberg, Svenja; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Copycats and Hijackers: How malicious actors exploit social media hypes’. MISDOOM - 2nd Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Disinformation in Open Online Media, Leiden University, Netherlands (Online), .
    • Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Misinformation, conspiracies and confusion. (Alternative) News media and the Coronavirus crisis in Germany’. Keynote Speech at the International Symposium Misinformation Across Borders and Contexts (Online), Seoul National University, Korea, .
    • Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Pandemic news, pandemic populism’. Invited impulse presentatiot at the keynote panel “Lessons of the infodemic”, Global Fact 7, Oslo (Online), .
    • Reer, Felix; Wehden, Lars-Ole; Janzik, Robin; Tang, Wai Yen; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Virtual reality technology and game enjoyment. A self-determination theory perspective’. 70th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Gold Coast, Australia (virtual due to COVID-19), .
    • Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Boberg, Svenja; Frischlich, Lena; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Hidden Biases: The Effects of Deleted Content on Twitter on Sampling Quality’. 70th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Gold Coast, Australien (virtual due to COVID-19), .
    • Wehden, Lars-Ole; Reer, Felix; Janzik, Robin; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Addicted to cybersex? A representative study on the disordered use of sexual online content’. 70th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Gold Coast, Australia (virtual due to COVID-19), .
    • Janzik, Robin; Wehden, Lars-Ole; Reer, Felix; Tang, Wai Yen; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘To give or not to give: Examining the prosocial effect of a 360° video documentary on the refugee crisis’. 70th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Gold Coast, Australia (virtual due to COVID-19), .
    • Reer, Felix; Tang, Wai Yen; Quant, Thorsten (): ‘Dark personality traits and social media disorder: The mediating role of social media use motives’. 70th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Gold Coast, Australia (virtual due to COVID-19), .
    • Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Boberg, Svenja; Wintterlin, Florian; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Denunciation, corrective or catchphrase? The use of the term fake news in social media debates’. 70th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Gold Coast, Australia (virtual due to COVID-19), .
    • Reer, Felix; Tang, Wai Yen; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘How gamer identity and sense of community online are related to psychosocial well-being and gaming disorder scores’. 70th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Gold Coast, Australia (virtual due to COVID-19), .
    • Festl, Ruth; Reer, Felix; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘A cross-lagged panel study on online sexual victimiziation and psychosocial well-being’. 70th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Gold Coast, Australia (virtual due to COVID-19), .
    • Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Structur of (pandemic) news waves: Findings from a large scale analysis of journalistic and alternative news media in Germany’. Comparative Media Studies in Today’s World (CMSTW), St. Petersburg, Russia (Online), .
    • Wehden, Lars-Ole; Reer, Felix; Janzik, Robin; Quandt, Thorsten (): „Sex on the Internet – a representative survey study on the prevalence and correlates of the addiction-like use of sexual online content“. Jahrestagung der DGPuK, München, .
    • Wintterlin, Florian; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Frischlich, Lena; Boberg, Svenja; Quandt, Thorsten (): „Hate Speech, Disinformation and Incivility: The Moderation of Negative User Content in German Newsrooms“. 65. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK), München, .
    • Wintterlin, Florian; Frischlich, Lena; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Boberg, Svenja, Quandt, Thorsten (): „Who corrects misinformation online? The Effect of Third-, Second-, and First-Person Perceptions on Corrective Actions“. Gemeinsame Jahrestagung der Fachgruppe „Kommunikation und Politik“ der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK), des Arbeitskreises „Politik und Kommunikation“ der Deutschen Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft (DVPW) und der Fachgruppe „Politische Kommunikation“ der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaft (SGKM) "Desinformation, Populismus, “Lügenpresse” - Vertrauen und Glaubwürdigkeit in der politischen Kommunikation", Mainz, .
    • Reer, Felix; Wehden, Lars-Ole; Tang, Wai Yen; Janzik, Robin; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘The slippery path to total presence: How using an omnidirectional VR treadmill influences the gaming experience’. Digital Games Research Section Symposium (ECREA 2019), Rotterdam, Niederlande, .
    • Reer, Felix; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Are We Entering a New Era of Interactive Entertainment and Digital Games Research?’ Panel auf dem Digital Games Research Section Symposium 2019, European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), Rotterdam, Niederlande, .
    • Reer, Felix; Kieslich, Kimon; Tang, Wai Yen; Frischlich, Lena; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘My Happy Virtual Me? The Influence of Interactivity and Virtual Reality Technology on Mood Repair’. Vortrag auf dem Digital Games Research Section Symposium 2019, European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), Rotterdam, Niederlande, .
    • Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Boberg, Svenja; Frischlich, Lena; Wintterlin, Florian; Quandt, Thorsten (): „Sampling on Twitter: Sampling Bias due to Deleted Content“. 21. Jahrestagung der Fachgruppe „Methoden der Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft“ der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK), Universität Greifswald, .
    • Wintterlin, Florian; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Frischlich, Lena; Boberg, Svenja; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘How to cope with dark participation? Authoritative and participative moderation in German newsrooms’. Future of Journalism Conference, Cardiff, .
    • Temmann, Linn Julia; Engmann, Michael; Maubach, Katharina; Reer, Felix; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Strong and Powerful or Sexy and Skinny? Effects of Objectifying Video Game Avatars in Virtual Reality’. Vortrag auf der 11. Tagung der Fachgruppe Medienpsychologie, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs), Chemnitz, Deutschland, .
    • Reer, Felix; Kieslich, Kimon; Tang, Wai, Yen; Frischlich, Lena; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Using a Virtual Reality Game for Mood Repair: A Laboratory Experiment’. Tagung der Fachgruppe Medienpsychologie, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs), Chemnitz, Deutschland, .
    • Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Frischlich, Lena; Wintterlin, Florian; Boberg, Svenja; Adam, Lena; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Who is Affected by the Disinformation Order? Predicting the Exposure to Distorted Information Prior to the Parliamentary Election in Germany’. 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Washington D.C., USA, .
    • Boberg, Svenja; Wintterlin, Florian; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Between Threat and Panic: Journalists’ Experiences with Covert Propaganda Attacks before and during the Federal Election in Germany’. 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Washington D.C., USA, .
    • Reer, Felix; Festel, Ruth; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Investigating Problematic Social Media and Game Use in a Nationally Representative German Sample’. Full-Paper zur Jahrestagung der International Communication Association (ICA 2019), Washington, D.C., USA, .
    • Boberg, Svenja; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Wintterlin, Florian; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Buzzword “Fake News”: Analyzing How Commenters of a Leading News Forum Use the Term Fake News via Automated Content Analysis’. 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Washington D.C., USA, .
    • Wintterlin, Florian; Frischlich, Lena; Boberg, Svenja; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Reer, Felix; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Corrective actions in the information disorder. Presumed influence and the countering of distorted information’. 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Washington D.C., USA, .
    • Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Boberg, Svenja; Wintterlin, Florian; Quandt, Thorsten (): „Best-Practice Preprocessing. Lecture in the context of the special window Research Software in Communication and Media Science.“ Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK), Münster, .
    • Reer, Felix; Festl, Ruth; Quandt, Thorsten (): „Computer game addiction rarely comes alone. A Representative Survey Study on Problematic Use of Digital Games and Social Media Services“. Vortrag auf der Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK), Münster, Deutschland, .
    • Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Boberg, Svenja; Frischlich, Lena; Wintterlin, Florian; Quandt, Thorsten (): „Titles vs. topics: Thematic Commonalities of Journalistic Articles and the Corresponding User Comments“. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK), Münster, .
    • Frischlich, Lena; Boberg, Svenja; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Wintterlin, Florian; Quandt, Thorsten (): „On the relevance of person characteristics and media usage patterns for the confrontation with hate-speech and personal victimization in the Internet.“ Jahrestagung der deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikation (DGPUK), Münster, Deutschland, .
    • Wintterlin, Florian; Frischlich, Lena; Boberg, Svenja; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Quandt, Thorsten (): „The Role of Citizens in the Disinformation Order: Who Amplifies Fake News?“ Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPUK), Münster, .
    • Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Boberg, Svenja; Wintterlin, Florian; Quandt, Thorsten (): „In the Thicket of Conspiracy: Information Sources of Conspiracy-Theoretical Online Communities“. SmartNETWORK-Tagung „Öffentlichkeit und Debattenkulturen“ (SmartNETWORK), Universität Münster, .
    • Frischlich, Lena; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘The markets of manipulation: The trading of social bots on clearnet and darknet markets’. MISDOOM - Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Disinformation in Online Media, Hamburg, Germany, .
    • Boberg, Svena; Frischlich, Lena; Wintterlin, Florian; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Between overload and indifference. Detection of fake accounts and social bots by community managers’. MISDOOM - Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Disinformation in Online Media, Hamburg, .
    • Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Boberg, Svenja; Wintterlin, Florian; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Use and Assessment of Sources in Conspiracy Theorists' Communities’. MISDOOM Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Disinformation in Online Media, Hamburg, .
    • Wintterlin, Florian; Frischlich, Lena; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Boberg, Svenja; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Manipulation attempts during the German federal election 2017’. MISDOOM - Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Disinformation in Online Media, Hamburg, .
    • Reer, Felix; Wehden, Lars-Ole; Janzik, Robin; Quandt, Thorsten (): „Süchtig nach dem Smartphone? Eine Repräsentativbefragung zu Verbreitung und Korrelaten problematischer Smartphone-Nutzung in Deutschland“. Jahrestagung der DGPuK-Fachgruppe Rezeptions- und Wirkungsforschung 2019, Mainz, .
    • Maubach, Katharina; Engmann, Michael; Sünderbruch, Lena; Temmann, Linn J.; Reer, Felix; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Effects of Objectifying Video Games in Virtual Reality: How Does Playing with a Sexualized Avatar in a VR Setting Affect Women’s Self-Objectification and Body Esteem?’ 7th European Communication Conference (ECREA 2018), Lugano, Schweiz, .
    • Tang, Wai Yen; Reer, Felix; Kieslich, Kimon; Quandt, Thorsten; Liebold, Benny; Pietschmann, Daniel; Tauchmann, Nico; Ohler, Peter (): ‘Trigger-happy on the holodeck: Do embodied acts of violence increase aggression?’ 7th European Communication Conference (ECREA 2018), Lugano, Switzerland, .
    • Quandt, Thorsten (): „Technology change, media change, journalism change?“ SSM Kongress, Thun, .
    • Williams, Patrick; Austermann, Oliver; Kreyenborg, Maike; Malczewski, Dominik; Reer, Felix; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Learning in Virtual Reality: Testing the Effectiveness of a VR Game’. 7th European Communication Conference (ECREA 2018), Lugano, Schweiz, .
    • Wilhelm, Rebekka; Haack, Jana; Günzel, Matthias; Zemlicka, Tim; Ghavamzadeh, Shaghayegh; Reer, Felix; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Shaping Attitudes towards Sexual Harassment: Testing the Influences of Highly Immersive Technology and Perpetrator Framing’. 7th European Communication Conference (ECREA 2018), Lugano, Schweiz, .
    • Frischlich, Lena; Boberg, Svenja; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Wintterlin, Florian; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘The effects of fake news, political emotions, and trust on populist votes’. DGPs, Frankfurt, .
    • Liebold, Benny; Pietschmann, Daniel; Tauchmann, Nico; Ohler, Peter; Reer, Felix; Kieslich, Kimon; Tang, Wai Yen; Quandt, Thorsten (): „Violence in Virtual Reality: The Influence of Embodied Virtual Violence on Aggression“. Vortrag auf der 51. Tagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGP), Frankfurt, Deutschland, .
    • Festl, Ruth; Reer, Felix; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Online Sexual Risk Behavior, Victimization and Psychosocial Well-Being among Adolescents and Young Adults’. Full-Paper zur Jahrestagung der International Communication Association (ICA 2018), Prag, Tschechien, .
    • Frischlich, Lena; Boberg, Svenja; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘False Information—real problems? Online-misinformation, political anger, inefficiency, trust and the intention to vote populists’. Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA), Prague, .
    • Reer, Felix; Tang, Wai Yen; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Psychosocial Well-Being and Social Media Engagement: The Mediating Roles of Social Comparison Orientation and Fear of Missing Out’. Full-Paper zur Jahrestagung der International Communication Association (ICA 2018), Prag, Tschechien, .
    • Tang, Wai Yen; Reer, Felix; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Harassment Behaviors in Online Videogames: A Replication and Extension With a German Nationally Representative Sample’. Full-Paper zur Jahrestagung der International Communication Association (ICA 2018), Prag, Tschechien, .
    • Festl, Ruth; Reer, Felix; Quandt, Thorsten (): „The impact of online sexual risk behaviors and victimization experiences on adolescents' and young adults' psychosocial well-being.“ Vortrag auf der 63. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK), Mannheim, Deutschland, .
    • Frischlich, Lena; Boberg, Svenja; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Quandt, Thorsten. (): „Would the real reader please stand up? Detection of fake accounts and social bots in participatory journalistic offerings“. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikation (DGPUK). , Mannheim, .
    • Reer, Felix; Tang, Wai Yen; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘The Relationship Between Psychosocial Well-Being, Fear of Missing Out, Social Comparison Orientation, and Social Media Engagement’. Poster auf der General Online Research (GOR), Köln, .
    • Frischlich, Lena; Boberg, Svenja; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Wintterlin, Florian (): ‘Roots of Hate. Interpersonal differences and the amplification of hate’. Multidisciplinary perspectives on radicalization, Cologne, Germany, .
    • Frischlich, Lena; Boberg, Svenja; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Online newspapers as target of strategic user-generated content —Dealing with hate-speech, fake news and covert propaganda’. Annual Meeting of the International Journal of Press and Politics, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, .
    • Quandt, Thorsten; Boberg, Svenja; Frischlich, Lena (): ‘The wall against the dark? How journalists and community managers identify and interpret hidden online propaganda.’ 66th annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA), San Diego, CA, USA, .
    • Frischlich, Lena; Quandt, Thorsten; Boberg, Svenja (): „In the web of propaganda? Covert Propaganda in Participatory Internet Offerings from a Journalistic Perspective“. Vortrag im Rahmen der Jahrestagung der deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikation (DGPUK), Düsseldorf, Deutschland, .
    • Quandt, Thorsten; Festl, Ruth (): „Risks of online use“. 22. Bundeskongress für Schulpsychologie, Berlin, .
    • Festl, Ruth; Quandt, Thorsten (): „Reinforcers, defenders, or outsiders? Explaining different behaviors when observing cyberbullying“. 50th Convention of the German Psychologist Association (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie, DGPS), Leipzig, .
    • Buhl, Florian; Günther, Elisabeth; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Unambiguous Burstiness: Towards Explaining the Dynamics of Digital News Flows from Opportunity Structures, News Factors, and Topics’. 66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Fukuoka, Japan, .
    • Festl, Ruth; Quandt, Thorsten; Scharkow, Michael, Vogelgesang, Jens (): ‘Spirals of Retaliation? Analyzing Patterns of Cyberbullying Involvement Among High School Students Using Latent Transition Analysis.’ Future Challenges of Aggression Research, Linz, .
    • Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Cyberbullying among adolescents: Risks and myths’. Ladenburg Roundtable „Internet and Mental Health“, Daimler & Benz Stiftung, Ladenburg, .
    • Buhl, Florian; Günther, Elisabeth; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Patterns of Immediacy: News Diffusion Processes among German Online News Sites’. 65th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA, .
    • Günther, Elisabeth; Engelmann, Ines; Neuberger, Christoph; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘From Text to Topics: A Comparison of a Manual and an Automated Content Analysis’. Tagung „Re-Inventing Journalism“ der Fachgruppen für Journalismusforschung der ECREA und DGPuK, ZHAW Winterthur, .
    • Buhl, Florian; Günther, Elisabeth; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘No time to think? A big-data approach to studying news diffusion processes among online news websites’. 5th European Communication Conference (ECREA), Lissabon, Portugal, .
    • Günther, Elisabeth.; Quandt, Thorsten (): „Methods for Inductive Topic Analysis: Document Clustering and Latent Dirichlet Allocation“. Jahrestagung der Fachgruppe Methoden der DGPuK, LMU München, .
    • Scharkow, Michael; Festl, Ruth; Quandt, Thorsten (): „Epidemiology of problematic and pathological computer and internet use“. 27th congress of Fachverband Sucht e.v., Heidelberg, .
    • Günther, Elisabeth; Domahidi, Emese; Quandt, Thorsten (): „Undivided Attention? An Automated Analysis of the 2013 Bundestag Election Candidates' Media Visibility“. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK), Universität Passau, .
    • Günther, Elisabeth; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Observing the News Flow: A Big Data Analysis of Online Coverage During the 2013 German Elections’. Jahrestagung der International Communication Association (ICA), Seattle, .
    • Günther, Elisabeth; Quandt, Thorsten (): „Keyword-based Topic Detection of Online News“. Jahrestagung der Fachgruppe Computervermittelte Kommunikation der DGPuK, Universität Wien, .
    • Günther, Elisabeth; Festl, Ruth; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Team Sports in Virtual Worlds: Are Clan Members Team Players in the Real World, too?’ Jahrestagung der International Communication Association (ICA), London, .
    • Günther, Elisabeth; Festl, Ruth; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘The League of Extraordinary Computer Gamers: Using Media as a Sport’. ECC Digital Games Research Pre-Conference, Istanbul, .
    • Günther, Elisabeth; Festl, Ruth; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Media as Sports: Let the Digital Games Begin!’ Jahrestagung der International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), Durban, .